The Till Death Do Us Bark: Poems of Love and Longing (Hardcover)

Poems of Love and Longing

By Kate Klise Klise

Houghton Mifflin, 9780547400365, 144pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2011



When a dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents, Ignatius B. Grumply and Olive C. Spence, are less enthusiastic especially when Secret, the dog, begins barking all night long. Is it possible Secret just misses his old companion, the late Noah Breth, whose children are fighting like cats and dogs over their father's money? Or does Secret have a secret that, in the end, will make the entire town of Ghastly howl with delight?
This third book in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a runaway mystery told in letters, limericks, a last will, and loose change, is guaranteed to please anyone who's ever tried to keep a secret.

About the Author

KATE KLISE is the author of many successful punny and funny middle grade novels, including the first two books in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, the Regarding the . . . series, "Trial by Journal, " and "Letters from Camp." She's also written six picture books and two young adult novels, "Deliver Us From Normal" and "Far From Normal." Kate's a correspondent for "People" magazine. She lives in rural Missouri.

Praise For The Till Death Do Us Bark: Poems of Love and Longing

"The Klise sisters have their formula down to a science: a heavily illustrated, comedic/ghostly mystery revealed in a series of letters and documents by a quirky cast whose pun-filled names are truly groanworthy."—Booklist

Praise for Dying to Meet You:
2010-2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
Nevada Young Readers Award Nominee
Summer 2009 Kid's Indie Next List 
"Fresh, funny."—Publishers Weekly
"This first title in a new series will appeal to readers, especially reluctant ones, as it moves quickly and leaves its audience eager for book two."—SLJ

Praise for Over My Dead Body:
"The laughter continues in this second installment."—Kirkus Reviews
"All in all, the short, graphic-heavy text and broad humor will appeal to middle grade readers."—SLJ

Praise Regarding the series:
"Zany."—The Horn Book
"[A] clever funny romp."—SLJ
"Consistently clear and often hilarious, [Regarding the Trees] and its series mates may well become perennial favorites with young readers."—Kirkus Reviews